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How Transparent is Orange City Government?

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While the big news last Tuesday night was the Irvine City Council meeting on the future of the Great Park, in Orange, a press conference in front of Orange City Hall designed as a last ditch effort to pressure the city council and Mayor Tita Smith into placing former Planning Commissioner Michael Merino back on…

Anti-Veteran Smear on Smith Doesn’t Hold Up: Updated Information

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There is supposed to be a press conference today in Orange to publicly berate Orange Mayor Tita Smith for refusing to appoint Michael Merino to the city’s planning commission.  Orange council member Dennis Bilodeau is going to ask the city council to restore the former Navy Captain his former seat on the Orange Planning Commission, claiming that Merino…

OC Cities make Top 100 “Best Places to Live” List

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Several Orange County cities make the list of the Top 100 places in the US to live according to Livability Magazine. Anaheim comes in at #28.  Irvine checks in at #36, Fullerton is #48, Santa Ana and Orange at #93 and #94 respectively, with Costa Mesa checking in at #99. Critera is housing, economics, healthcare,…

Sharon Quirk-Silva Gains Key Education Endorsements for AD-65

  EDUCATIONAL COMMUNITY OVERWHELMINGLY ENDORSES SHARON QUIRK-SILVA (Fullerton, CA) — California Teachers Association (CTA), California Federation of Teachers, California Faculty Association, California School Employees Association and California Teachers for Academic Excellence have all endorsed Fullerton Mayor Sharon Quirk-Silva for the 65th Assembly District. “With budget cuts looming and many school districts struggling to stay afloat,…

OC Register: Irvine, Los Alamitos Schools are OC’s Best

The Orange County Register posted this story over the weekend showing that public schools in Irvine and Los Alamitos are the best in Orange County based on a broad range of criteria.  There are 27 districts in OC and 15 high districts. The Register based its rankings are criteria including SAT/ACT scores, academic rankings via…